Many people describe their hair as their best feature, but many more think of it as their biggest frustration. From split ends to frizz, from tangles to flatness, it isn’t always easy to get your hair to look great. Thankfully, this article will give you the tips you need to have the hair you desire.
Avoid using heavy conditioners if your hair is fine or thin. These can make hair appear heavy and less dense. To add volume without a greasy look, use mousse conditioners or leave-in conditioners.
While you should wash your hair often, don’t overdo it. Washing your hair too often, strips it of its natural oils, which gives it shine and volume. For most people, washing their hair a few times a week is enough, unless their hair is especially oily. Washing too often will turn hair dry and brittle.
If you are finding yourself dealing with frizz and uncontrollable curly hair, consider trying the no-poo or lo-poo method. This hair care method involves using only conditioner to wash your hair on a regular basis. Curly hair needs oils to maintain its shape and style, so shampoos which strip the oil away can cause every day to be a bad hair day. Switch to using conditioner on a regular basis and shampooing only once a week.
When you are washing your hair, do it in two separate steps. Take half the shampoo you would typically use for your whole head and wash your roots with that. Rinse that out, and then use some more shampoo to wash the hair shafts. This technique ensures that you wash all the hair and not just your roots.
Ignore the myth about trimming make hair grow quicker. Healthy hair grows roughly the same amount each month, approximately half an inch. You can sometimes see faster growth with biotin supplements or in the summer; however, hormones, not scissors, control hair growth. Trims get rid of split ends and can make hair look better though.
If you have hard water at home, avoid the use of highly lathering shampoos. Hard water makes it difficult to rinse soap well and the build-up of the shampoo in your hair can make your scalp itchy, dry and scaly. No- and low-lather shampoos are available, especially in areas where hard water is commonplace.
Be sure to wash your brushes and combs frequently. Any oils, grime, or other substances in your hair are passed to the comb and will be passed back to your hair, when you use them again. Take the time to soak them in warm soapy water and lay them out to dry on a towel.
When selecting a brush, you should choose one that is made from natural animal hairs, as opposed to one made from synthetic materials. The bristles on the natural brushes will be more soft and flexible, so it will be less likely to cause any damage to your hair, if you use it regularly.
Try to buy products with as many natural ingredients as possible. Make sure your hair type matches the shampoos and conditioners that you buy. You may need to try a variety of products before finding ones that you like; that’s fine.
Do not forget sun protection for your hair. Over-exposure to UV rays can dry out the natural oils in your hair, leaving your hair dull, brittle, and unattractive. Be sure to wear a hat when you plan to spend a length of time in the sun. This will protect your face and your hair.
Great looking hair isn’t just about genetics. It’s about knowing how to take care of the hair you were born with. Now that you’ve read this article, you know how to keep your hair looking healthy and beautiful. Once you put this advice into practice, people will start to think you were born with great-looking hair too.